Free HR Resources for Small and Medium Sized Businesses
We passionately believe in supporting SMEs and all our website resources
To help you better understand your
responsibilities when you employ staff
In order to explain some topics which are often considered complex when you employ staff,
we have undertaken to produce a series of video tutorials to help employers better understand
these issues. So such things as 'How to Issue a Contract of Employment" will be explained in detail.
The videos will complement and be supported by the other free resources on our website such as
policy templates, contract of employment templates and our draft staff handbook.
Watch out for more of these video tutorials being introduced
throughout the coming year.
Video Tutorial 1
How to Issue a Contract of Employment
All businesses that employ staff have to at some point issue those
staff with a contract of employment. Many employers feel very unsure
about what they are committing themselves to when they do this, and
don't fully understand what they are doing.
In this video tutorial, Alex. Brogan our lead consultant goes
through in detail the elements that make up a contract of employment. Contrary to
popular opinion, the contract is not made up of just one document but in fact consists
of 5 elements - 3 of which require your close attention.
All the templates which are referenced in the video are available on our website - the instructions
are all described in the video. Any other websites referenced are detailed below.
Links referred to in the video
For the purposes of checking your autoenrolment commencement date, go to the
UK Pension Regulator's
You just need to input your PAYE number to get confirmation of your start (staging) date.
If you need help and support with implementing a company pension, you can always opt into the Government
National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) where you can access an appropriate pension scheme for your staff. The
web site is: http://www.nestpensions.org.uk/